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Caroll Spinney

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KNOWN FOR 
Sesame Street (1969-2014) | Follow That Bird (1985) | Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)
AWARDS 
11 wins & 8 nominations More »
AKA 
Big Bird | Oscar the Grouch | Carroll Spinney | Ed Spinney  Less
BORN 
Dec 26, 1933 (age 82)

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Past Film & Video (53 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Past Television (47 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night LiveSaturday Night Live (TV Series) Big Bird (2 episodes, 2012–2015)  Less 2012–2015 2
  • Primary photo for SupernaturalSupernatural (TV Series) Big Bird (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015 1
    • Inside Man (Apr 1, 2015) Big Bird (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Funny or Die's Billy on the StreetFunny or Die's Billy on the Street (TV Series) Big Bird (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015 1
  • Primary photo for PortlandiaPortlandia (TV Series) Oscar the Grouch (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015 1
    • Fashion (Feb 12, 2015) Oscar the Grouch (voice)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Colbert ReportThe Colbert Report (TV Series) Big Bird / Oscar the Grouch (2 episodes, 2013–2014)  Less 2013–2014 2
  • Primary photo for Sesame StreetSesame Street (TV Series) Big Bird / Oscar the Grouch / Oscar / Granny Bird / Bruno the Trashman / Lefty / Bennett Snerf / Sister / Monotone / Lefty the Salesman / Cookie Monster / Various Monsters / Sam the Robot / Farmer / Purple Boy / Hippie / Adrienne / Purple Hippie / Little Boy & Blue Man / Anything Muppets / Mother (Purple) (252 episodes, 1969–2014), Performer ("Good Morning, Mister Sun") (1 episode, 1993), Performer ("Sesame Street Theme") (1 episode, 1993)  Less 1969–2014 252
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  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) Oscar the Grouch / Big Bird (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014 1
  • Primary photo for The Sunny Side Up ShowThe Sunny Side Up Show (TV Series) Oscar The Grouch (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014 1
  • Primary photo for 87th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade87th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (TV Movie) Big Bird / Oscar the Grouch (voice)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Late Night with Jimmy FallonLate Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) Big Bird (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013 1
  • Primary photo for Little Children, Big ChallengesLittle Children, Big Challenges (TV Series) Big Bird (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
    • Divorce (Dec 11, 2012) Big Bird (voice)  Less
  • Primary photo for The 86th Macy's Thanksgiving Day ParadeThe 86th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (TV Movie) Big Bird / Oscar the Grouch (voice)  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Jimmy Kimmel Live!Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series) Oscar the Grouch / Big Bird (3 episodes, 2009–2012)  Less 2009–2012 3
  • Primary photo for Macy's Thanksgiving Day ParadeMacy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (TV Movie) Big Bird / Oscar the Grouch (voice)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for The Bonnie Hunt ShowThe Bonnie Hunt Show (TV Series) Oscar the Grouch (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009 1
  • Primary photo for ScrubsScrubs (TV Series) Oscar the Grouch (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009 1
    • My ABC's (Jan 27, 2009) Oscar the Grouch (voice)  Less
  • Primary photo for Elmo's Christmas CountdownElmo's Christmas Countdown (TV Movie) Big Bird / Oscar the Grouch (voice)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Macy's Thanksgiving Day ParadeMacy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (TV Movie) Big Bird / Oscar the Grouch (voice)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Sesame Street Presents: The Street We Live OnSesame Street Presents: The Street We Live On (TV Movie) Big Bird / Oscar the Grouch  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for The West WingThe West Wing (TV Series) Big Bird (1 episode, 2004)  Less 2004 1
  • Primary photo for Between the LionsBetween the Lions (TV Series) Big Bird (1 episode, 2001)  Less 2001 1
  • Primary photo for Learn Along with SesameLearn Along with Sesame (TV Series) Big Bird / Oscar the Grouch (2 episodes, 1996–2001)  Less 1996–2001 2
  • Primary photo for CinderelmoCinderelmo (TV Movie) Big Bird (voice)  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Soul ManSoul Man (TV Series) Big Bird (1 episode, 1998)  Less 1998 1
  • Primary photo for Sesame Street Jam: A Musical CelebrationSesame Street Jam: A Musical Celebration (TV Movie) Big Bird / Oscar the Grouch (voice)  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Big Bird's Birthday or Let Me Eat CakeBig Bird's Birthday or Let Me Eat Cake (TV Movie) Big Bird (voice)  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for The Jim Henson HourThe Jim Henson Hour (TV Series) Big Bird / Oscar / Bruno (1 episode, 1989)  Less 1989 1
  • Primary photo for Big Bird in JapanBig Bird in Japan (TV Movie) Big Bird (voice), Performer ("Homesick", "Going to Kyoto", "Ichi, Ni, San")  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Sesame Street, SpecialSesame Street, Special (TV Movie) Big Bird / Oscar the Grouch / Bruno the Trashman (voice), Performer ("Who Are the People in Your Neighborhood?")  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for A Muppet Family ChristmasA Muppet Family Christmas (TV Movie) Big Bird / Oscar the Grouch (voice), Puppeteer  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for Kids Like TheseKids Like These (TV Movie) Big Bird (voice)  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for Shalom SesameShalom Sesame (TV Series) Oscar the Grouch  Less 1987– 
  • Primary photo for The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 YearsThe Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years (TV Movie) Big Bird / Oscar the Grouch (voice)  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for Night of 100 Stars IINight of 100 Stars II (TV Movie) Big Bird  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for Don't Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of ArtDon't Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (TV Movie) Big Bird / Oscar the Grouch (voice), Performer ("Broken and Beautiful", "You're Gonna Be a Star")  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for Big Bird in ChinaBig Bird in China (TV Movie) Big Bird / Oscar the Grouch (voice), Writer (Story) (uncredited)  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for MisteRogers' NeighborhoodMisteRogers' Neighborhood (TV Series) Big Bird (1 episode, 1981)  Less 1981 1
  • Primary photo for Bob Hope on the Road to ChinaBob Hope on the Road to China (TV Movie) Big Bird (voice)  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for The Muppet ShowThe Muppet Show (TV Series) Big Bird (1 episode, 1979), Performer ("Love Will Keep Us Together") (1 episode, 1979)  Less 1979 1
    • Leslie Uggams (Feb 10, 1979) Big Bird (voice) (as Carroll Spinney), Performer ("Love Will Keep Us Together") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for A Walking Tour of Sesame StreetA Walking Tour of Sesame Street (TV Movie) Big Bird / Oscar the Grouch (voice)  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for A Special Sesame Street ChristmasA Special Sesame Street Christmas (TV Movie) Big Bird / Oscar the Grouch (voice), Performer ("It's the Thought That Counts", "Christmas Blech", "The Six Days of Christmas", "Yakety Yak", "Christmas Medley: Jingle Bells / Sleigh Ride / Winter Wonderland / I Saw Three Ships") (uncredited)  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for Christmas Eve on Sesame StreetChristmas Eve on Sesame Street (TV Movie) Big Bird / Oscar the Grouch (voice) (as Carroll Spinney), Performer ("I Hate Christmas")  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for Bob Hope's World of ComedyBob Hope's World of Comedy (TV Movie) Big Bird  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for The Electric CompanyThe Electric Company (TV Series) Oscar the Grouch / Big Bird (2 episodes, 1972–1975)  Less 1972–1975 2
    • 453 (Jan 15, 1975) Oscar the Grouch (voice)  Less
    • 131 (Oct 23, 1972) Big Bird (voice)  Less
  • Primary photo for Out to LunchOut to Lunch (TV Movie) Big Bird / Oscar the Grouch (voice)  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for FlipFlip (TV Series) Big Bird (1 episode, 1970)  Less 1970 1
  • Primary photo for Bozo's Big TopBozo's Big Top (TV Series) Mr. Lion (1966)  Less 1966– 
Self (37 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Archive Footage (9 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for The SeventiesThe Seventies (TV Series) Himself - Oscar the Grouch (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015
    • Television Gets Real (Jun 11, 2015) Himself - Oscar the Grouch (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's JourneyBeing Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey Himself (archive footage)  Less 2011 $303K
  • Primary photo for A Company of PlayersA Company of Players (Video) Big Bird (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Play with Me SesamePlay with Me Sesame (TV Series) Oscar the Grouch (23 episodes, 2007)  Less 2007
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  • Primary photo for Rove LiveRove Live (TV Series) Big Bird (1 episode, 2003)  Less 2003
    • Episode #4.33 (Sep 23, 2003) Big Bird (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Great PerformancesGreat Performances (TV Series) Muppet Performer (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for It's Not Easy Being GreenIt's Not Easy Being Green (Video) Big Bird (archive footage)  Less 1994 $1MM
  • Primary photo for Entertainment TonightEntertainment Tonight (TV Series) Big Bird / Oscar (2 episodes, 1990)  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Sesame Songs: Monster Hits!Sesame Songs: Monster Hits! (Video) Oscar the Grouch (archive footage)  Less 1990
Other (2 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS

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